Our own Deacon Joseph Cortis and Dr Pia Matthews of St Mary’s University in Twickenham are co-authors of an inspiring new book on dementia and have taken part in a podcast on the Catholic radio station, Radio Maria England
The podcast was prompted by their recent book, Journeying Together: accompanying people living with dementia. Published by Redemptorist, it is based on their specialist and personal knowledge and experience and contains contributions from members of Caritas Leeds’ Dementia Forum.
Dcn Joe and Dr Matthews spoke movingly about the spirituality of all people living with dementia – and all those who care for them, whether from inside or outside the family. From living a full life as a church-going parishioner after diagnosis with dementia … to praying together … to respecting your legal rights … the book is full of positive and uplifting practical advice in accordance with Catholic Social Teaching which supports and upholds the Dignity of the Human person as, with hope and love, we accompany – or are accompanied by – our loved ones along this journey.
If dementia has touched your life, or that of someone you love – please listen to the podcast (which contains the interview with Dcn Joe and Dr Matthews and two short pieces of instrumental music): https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/J6b06kAuKyb
… and please consider ordering the book via St Paul’s Bookshop at Hinsley Hall: firstname.lastname@example.org
… or directly from Redemptorist Publications: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/journeying-together
Radio Maria England is a not-for-profit Catholic radio station for England, a Christian voice in the home, which depends entirely on the support of their listeners to cover running costs each month: to listen online for free or to support them with a donation, please visit their website: https://radiomariaengland.uk/